Writer, artist, fashion & travel blogger, former cabin crew. Dublin, Ireland. Creator & editor of: www.phunkypunkfashion.com

Embrace the hottest trend of matching your face mask to your outfit for a coordinated look

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Since last March, wearing a face mask has become second nature to us all. Masks are now a wardrobe essential and something we will be wearing for the foreseeable future. Wearing face masks can be fashionable as well as functional and they are a form of self expression. Matching your face mask to your outfit has become the hottest look of 2021 with many celebrities and royals embracing the trend.

The Duchess of Cambridge matches a navy blue blazer with an elegant floral print face mask which perfectly complements her outfit.


Inject some gothic style into your wardrobe with a Victorian inspired puff sleeve or ruffle blouse

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Fashion is cyclical and many trends come back in fashion every few years. The Victorian inspired puff sleeve is no exception with many high street fashion brands such as Oasis and Zara featuring this style in their latest collections.

The puff sleeve originates during the late Victorian era (1890s) with women’s dresses and outer garments featuring a ‘leg of mutton’ or gigot style puff sleeve. The puff stopped at the elbow and the lower arm was swathed in tight-fitting fabric to the wrists. The sleeves would be lined with stiffened fabric to retain their shape. …


Take inspiration from Bernie and choose sustainably sourced fashion with these cozy, eco friendly mittens

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By now you will all have seen the hilarious ‘Bernie memes’ that have become an internet sensation featuring Bernie Sanders wearing what appears to be a pair of oven gloves at Inauguration Day on January 20th. The Vermont senator is in fact wearing mittens made from repurposed wool sweaters that are lined with fleece made from recycled plastic bottles. These stylish sustainable mittens were created by Jen Ellis, a teacher from Vermont and gifted to Bernie. I took the liberty of sharing one of my favorite Bernie memes below.


Versatile, comfortable and easy to wear, the jumpsuit fits in perfectly with your busy lifestyle

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From 80s wardrobe outcast to firm fashion favorite, the jumpsuit has been experiencing a revival. We want simplicity, comfort and ease in what we choose to wear daily. Nothing accomplishes this goal of sartorial speed and effortlessness like the jumpsuit. Dress it up with a pair of stilettos or dress it down with a pair of pumps or trainers. Versatile, comfortable and easy to wear, the jumpsuit fits in perfectly with a woman’s busy lifestyle. …


Looking for the perfect gift? Check out the wide range of stylish men’s & ladies knitwear this season

Cable knitted dress
Cable knitted dress

It’s that time of year when we’re all racking our brains trying to come up with the perfect gift for our loved ones. This Christmas, why not choose a snug and cozy sweater? Prepare to see the look of gratitude in your recipient’s face as they unwrap their knitted bundle of joy! No doubt they’ll be thrilled with a stylish and practical piece of knitwear that will keep them warm and cozy during those cold winter days ahead.

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Stay warm, cozy and glamorous this winter with the perfect hat, scarf or gloves to add the finishing touches to your outfit.

Mohair viscose scarf
Mohair viscose scarf

When I venture outdoors to go for a brisk walk in my local park, I want to feel warm, comfortable and cozy. After I put on my favorite ‘go to’ khaki green parka with the fur trimmed hood, I choose warm and cozy accessories to complete the look. Choosing the right hat, scarf and gloves to wear with your favorite outerwear is the key to looking uber chic, stylish and staying warm this winter!

So what are the winter accessories you should be buying? Check out my suggestions below to inject some much needed vitality and glamour into last year’s…


These creepy photos of children dressed up in Halloween costumes look like they are straight out of a Tim Burton movie!

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Halloween costumes from the first half of the 20th century were truly terrifying. Before Halloween evolved into the family-friendly, party occasion we know it as, October 31 was deeply linked to ghosts and superstitions. Drawing on the holiday’s pagan and Christian roots — as a night to ward off evil spirits or reconcile with death, respectively — people often opted for more morbid, serious costumes than the pop culture-inspired ones of today.

Children in Creepy Costumes

I’ve always been fascinated by the creepy, ghoulish children’s Halloween costumes from the 1920s. It makes the popular super hero costumes of today seem lame in comparison. Small…


Inject some glamour and style into your winter wardrobe with a snazzy top

Leopard print ruffle blouse courtesy Zara
Leopard print ruffle blouse courtesy Zara

When I’m looking to brighten up my winter wardrobe with a little bit of pizazz, I always choose a cute top that makes me feel comfortable and confident. Now that the days are getting chillier, I’m choosing cozy, easy-to-wear casual tops to wear underneath my camel trench coat or to wear indoors while reading or working. I’m a huge fan of animal print so a leopard print top with a pair of jeans and boots has become my ‘go to’ look this winter!

If your wardrobe needs a glamour overhaul, then check out my favorite picks of the most stylish…


Choose winter boots that will put pride in your stride & a smile on your face!

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Now that October is here, I love ditching my flip flops and sandals to the back of the closet for something a little warmer. What better than a cosy pair of leather boots? Boots are a wardrobe staple because in Ireland, they can be worn all year long. I wear ankle boots with leggings and knee-high leather boots with skinny jeans and skirts. It’s worth investing in a high quality pair of winter boots that will last for years and that you can wear with many different outfits. Good leather boots never go out of style.

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Be comfy and cosy during the months ahead and let your working from home outfit put you in a positive mindset!

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I don’t know about you but for the last 6 months while working from home, I’ve been living in leggings, t-shirts and slippers! There is nothing better than getting up out of bed at 8:30am (instead of 7am!) and pulling on a comfy pair of leggings, my favourite t-shirt and slipping into some cosy slippers. It’s super liberating to not have to dress up in office clothes while having those Zoom calls isn’t it?!

Now that it looks like we’ll all be working remotely for the foreseeable future, it’s important to invest in comfortable, cosy and affordable leisure wear. Leggings…

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